Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer Classes

Make a Mountain Dulcimer
Wednesday, June 23rd, 10:00AM-2:00PM
You will make and learn the basics of playing a 3 string mountain dulcimer. The body/soundboard of the dulcmier is made from heavyduty cardboard with wood fret board, preinstalled frets and geared tuning pegs. The dulcimer is a versatile instrument that is easy to learn to play. You can play beautiful melodies and also play chords for accompanying singing. This class is for ages 14-adult, although a younger student and an adult may register as a team. The cost includes all materials including an instruction/songbook, a pick, a noter and a plastic rainbag. Bring your lunch. Class limit is 5.

Ukulele Crash Course
Saturday, June 26th, 10:00AM-1:00PM
$28.00 (+ $50.00 if you want to purcahse a ukulele)
You will learn basic chords, strumming patterns and how to transpose any song into a ukulele friendly key. You'll have fun making music with others. The cost of $28.00 includes a instruction/songbook. If you need a ukulele, the cost is an additional $50.00 for a nice sounding Lanikai soprano ukulele. I have one ukulele available to borrow for the day. Class limit is 8. Ages 14-adult

Everybody Sing: A Class for Shy and Non-Singers
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 PM June 7, 14, 21, July 5,12 and one more date that suits all of the class members
This is a continuing class. New students are welcome. You'll have fun developing your singing voice as you learn practical music theory and sight singing skills. Class limit is 8. Ages 14-adult

Monday, May 17, 2010

We Are the World

This is old, but the message is timeless.  Each of us makes a difference.  Thanks to Carolyn Z. for sending me the link.  It is neat to see and hear all of the singers as they add their unique voice to the communal sound.  I think my favorite is Cyndi Lauper.  Can it really be 25 years ago?

We are the World

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Community Singers Concert on YouTube

Part 1
Music of the Unverse by Pat Raedy
Carolina in the  Morning by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson
How Fair a Rose and All We the Music Makers by Jay Althouse
Down by the Riverside - traditional

Part 2
Vem Kan Segla - traditional Swedish
I Love the Flowers
Harmonia Mundi - 16th Century German Chorale, arranged by Sean Deibler

Part 3
Turn the World Around by Harry Belefonte and Robert Freedman
Let Me Call You Sweetheart - words by Beth Slater Whitson, music by Leo Friedman
Alleluia from Exultate by W.A. Mozart
What a Wonderful World - by George Weiss and Bob Thiele

Part 4
For the Future - words by Wendell Berry, music by Malcolm Dalglish
De Colores - traditional Latin American
Song of Peace - words by Lloyd Stone, music by Jean Sibelius
Peace Be Unto You - by Alice Olsen
Peace Will Come - by Tom Paxton

Part 5
Auld Lang Syne - traditional Scottish
Aya Ngena - South African freedon song
Love is the Seventh Wave - by Sting
Dreams of Harmony -by Joanne Hammil